Hospital suspends senior staffer over racism

Steve Biko Academic Hospital rocked by claims of racism. PHOTO: Stock image
Steve Biko Academic Hospital rocked by claims of racism. PHOTO: Stock image

A matron was suspended at the Steve Biko academic hospital over allegations of racism, the Gauteng department of health said.

The senior matron, who worked in the maternity ward, allegedly intimidated her colleagues and also referred to them by the k-word.

“The hospital has appointed an investigation team after racism allegations were levelled against the matron by her colleagues in the unit,” the hospital said.

The woman was suspended with immediate effect.

Gauteng Health MEC Qedani Mahlangu said: “We will not tolerate any form of racism in our facilities. The team has been appointed to test the veracity of these allegations.”

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